The Right Perspective

The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him. (Proverbs 18:17, CSB) Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Do you remember the story of the blind men and the elephant? None of them knew what an elephant was, but wanted to experienceContinue reading “The Right Perspective”

Make Understanding a Priority

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 AMPC) Today’s scripture instructs us to be kind, understanding, and forgiving.  Today I want to focus on being tenderhearted or understanding.  To be understood is a desire that most allContinue reading “Make Understanding a Priority”

Imprisoned by a Grudge

Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends. (Proverbs 17:9 NLT) Why is it so difficult to let go of the hurts inflicted upon us? Being hurt by the people we love, most especially our mates, can be hard to overcome. But why is that? Could it be justContinue reading “Imprisoned by a Grudge”

Choose To Accept

to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:6, NKJV) I’ve written a lot about choices we need to make in order to effectively follow God’s word, and here’s one more: Acceptance. This scripture lets us know that because of God’s mercy and grace, which isContinue reading “Choose To Accept”

Living Face to Face

And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows. (1 Thessalonians 3:12, New Living Translation) We often hear of couples who say they’ve just grown apart, and therefore, find little in common with one another anymore. More than likely, whatContinue reading “Living Face to Face”

Choose To Listen

A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself. (Proverbs 18:2, AMPC) Life today is filled with so many choices that, sometimes, we find it overwhelming.  The challenge of choice is to choose the path that leads to our desired destination or result. Christ came to earth to live,Continue reading “Choose To Listen”